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India: Ex-air force chief blames former PMO for tweaking chopper deal

Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev and lawyer Gautam Khaitan, who were arrested along with him, were also sent to police custody till Dec 14. Photograph: (AFP)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 10, 2016, 12.14 PM (IST)

Former Indian air force chief S P Tyagi -- who was arrested Friday by the central bureau of investigation on charges of irregularities in the procurement of 12 VVIP helicopters from the UK firm AgustaWestland while he was air force chief from 2004 to 2007 -- has blamed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's office for tweaking the deal in favour of the UK-based helicopter maker. 

Tyagi was on Saturday sent to police custody till Dec 14 by a Delhi court,

Tyagi is accused of influencing the Rs 3,600 crore buy in favour of the UK firm. 

Tyagi has consistently denied the charges. 

Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev and lawyer Gautam Khaitan, who were arrested along with him, were also sent to police custody till Dec 14. 

(WION) 

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